Kaan Kurtural

Specialist in Cooperative Extension in Viticulture

Oakville Experiment Station, University of California Davis, USA

Dr. Kaan Kurtural’s research focuses on three main parts with short and long-term outcomes: 1) improving production efficiency in vineyards by applying principles of canopy and crop load management using precision viticulture within vineyard mechanization and applied water amounts; 2) identifying quality improvement traits in berry composition by translating fundamental research into applied production practices in vineyards; 3) adaptation of viticulture to climate change, drought tolerance through use of mitigating methods. He and his laboratory team are based at UC Davis’s Oakville Station in Napa Valley. This research and experimental station includes a 20 hectare research vineyard, the Harry E. Jacob Research Facility and the Robert J. Barone Laboratory.